Accounting and Finance Intern – (BSc or Placement Year)

Illumina (UK)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Research & Development
Contract Type
Contract, Graduate, Internship
Full Time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, CPA, Entry, Degree, CIMA
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Job Details

Are you seeking a company that will offer you rewarding, challenging work and a chance to make a difference? Then you should consider Illumina's Internship Program. Our mission? To help improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.

About us

We have established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies through our focus on innovation, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. We currently facilitate a myriad of processes in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, and other emerging segments.

When you join the high-performing team at Illumina, your work takes on new meaning—to an exponential degree. Our growth, our positive culture, and the impact our products are having in the world will ignite the same passion in you that drives our people forward. And together, we accomplish things beyond expectations.

The role

This role is a 12-month internship starting in July 2022, finishing July 2023. Based at our offices in Granta Park, Cambridge. Our program focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing networking opportunities.

Your team:

The finance and accounting team are integral to Illumina’s continued success. From forecasting through to year-end reporting they are an essential function that helps drive the wider business. 

You will gain broad finance experience supporting the general ledger and tax teams, working with various departments throughout the course of your year with us. You’ll assist the general ledger team with accounting for the UK and European entities as well as work with the external auditors and compile a breakdown of information for tax packs for all entities. Additionally, you will support continuous improvement projects and learn how to review and update process flows. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the general ledger and tax teams in the region
  • Assisting the general ledger team with accounting for the UK and European entities
  • Working with the external auditors to resolve queries to complete the financial statements of EMEA entities
  • Support with bank reconciliation and resolution of queries
  • Support for continuous improvement projects
  • Provide audit support as well as compile breakdown of information for tax packs for all entities

Preferred experience and qualifications:

  • Undergraduate (Placement Year) or a Graduate (bachelor program or higher, 2:1 or above) preferred in Accounting / Finance / Mathematics
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Detail focused and task-oriented
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

The Selection Process:

  • Submit application before 10th December 2021 to be considered
  • Longlisted candidates will be invited to submit a video application
    • Shortlisted candidates must be available to interview 10th January 2022 onwards
  • Successful Applicants will be invited onsite to meet their teams April 11th, 2022 prior to starting in July 2022

Right to Work: We can accept applicants from UK/EU/EEA for this internship, we will assist with any visas required. We are not currently able to sponsor those applying from outside the EEA.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.


At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative technologies and revolutionary assays to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These studies will help make the realization of personalized medicine possible. With such rapid advances in technology taking place, it is mission-critical to have solutions that are not only innovative, but flexible, scalable, and complete with industry-leading support and service.

As a global company that places a high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and prioritizing the needs of its customers, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina’s innovative, array-based solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis serve as tools for disease research, drug development, and the development of molecular tests in the clinic.

Find Us
19 Granta Park
CB21 6DF
United Kingdom
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